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    • The Rural Community Carbon Network & Community Energy Projects Samantha Adams ruralnet|uk
    • • The Rural Community Carbon Network (RCCN) • The mapping research • Case Studies • The RCCN: benefits to getting involved 15 minutes
    • The Rural Community Carbon Network (RCCN) (Inverie Bay from below Loch Bhraomisaig) • One year in development • Raise awareness • Building on existing activity • Online panel of experts, good practice ‘New Media’ toolkits & a mentoring service linked to a small grants programme • RCCN will link up existing groups with nascent ones • Peer-to-peer support & knowledge “The collective approach to transfer through events, twinning tackling climate change” & online • “Collective Genius of our Carnegie Rural Commission rural communities” support: research
    • The ‘Mapping’ research • Wider benefits • 200 ‘pins’ • Energy • 86 rural conservation is community energy priority projects • Funding & support • Diversity via Local • Different Authorities and motivators Government: inconsistent, insufficiently long- term red for renewable energy projects yellow for networks green for carbon neutral communities green dot for community buildings with renewable technology purple for housing projects with renewable energy technology Blue/turquoise for flagship educational project or information centres
    • Fintry Renewable Energy Enterprise (FREE) • Fintry Development Trust will be the charity, with FREE as the trading subsidiary • 150 resident members of Trust • Community-owned wind turbine • Mortgage agreement with developer of windfarm(£2.5m over 15 years) • Started 2003
    • Knoydart Renewables Ltd • Community-owned hydro- electric scheme • A company limited by guarantee and is the trading subsidiary of Knoydart Foundation • Supplies electricity directly to off-grid Inverie • Refurbishment project, started 2001 • Community ‘planning days’ • Future – is renewables
    • Awel Aman Tawe (AAT) • Company limited by guarantee with not-for- profit constitution • Comprises 7 local employees and steering group of local people/partners • Windfarm development in Upper Amman & Upper Swansea Valley • Holistic approach: Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA) • Equitable Access & Participation: Participatory Assessment Tool (PAP)
    • Carbon Neutral - Transition •Target – orientated • Holistic •Linear •Move away from •Carbon ‘Footprint’ fossil fuels • Energy efficiency •Create resilient focus communities
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    • RCCN The Projects • FREE (4 years) - Advice through EOL for developer negotiations - Funding for regional event: collaboration with other local villages • Knoydart Renewables Ltd (6 years) - Intrinsic value of being part of a network when there is limited opportunity; joint-learning, joint- sharing - Energy efficiency activities: ideas • Awel Aman Tawe (9 years) - Access to tools employed - Advice on awareness raising - How to deal with opposition - Information and advice to replace costly consultants
    • RCCN The Projects • FREE - Experience of liaising with developer - Host a regional/national collaborative event • Knoydart Renewables Ltd - Off-grid renewable energy generation - Hydro-electric experience – promotion for national small-scale application - Organising community ‘Planning Days’ • Awel Aman Tawe - The PAP & SLA models –share knowledge/experience - Funding success - Implementation of a long-term strategy for a large-scale community project
    • RCCN has the support... www.ruralaction.org.uk ..need the funding!